This course can help you become a respected health professional who assists people with their musculoskeletal pain, soft tissue dysfunction and discomfort.
In the course, you will learn how to deliver a remedial massage treatment that seeks out the source of a client's pain and discomfort.
You will use a variety of remedial massage skills based on a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and specific musculoskeletal assessment and techniques.
You will have the opportunity to strengthen and further develop your skills by completing practical experience within our supervised student Wellness Clinic located on the Waverley campus.
The clients in the clinic are drawn from Holmesglen students, staff and members of the general public. You may also have the opportunity to work with elite level sporting clubs.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 16 core units and five elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Establish and manage client relationships
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Engage with health professionals and the health system
Analyse and respond to client health information
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Assess client massage needs
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
Provide massage treatments
Provide remedial massage treatments
Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
Manage work health and safety
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Monitor and manage small business operations
Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
Promote functional movement capacity
Implement injury prevention strategies
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant work experience
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.
After successfully completing the course, you may wish to articulate into further studies such as myotherapy or a physiotherapy qualification.
- Remedial massage therapist
- Clinical application of massage
- Sports massage therapist
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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